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Jd400- Will Kohler Courage 23Hp Fit As K532 Replacement?


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#1 nathanatfork OFFLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 11:03 AM

Does anyone know if a Kohler courage 23hp engine will fit a John Deere 400?

 

Came across a mower with a broken trans with a real good Kohler courage 23hp in it for $250. 



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Is that a horizontal shaft engine? That's the first requirement. I know that the Vanguard V twins are a popular re power option for the JD's. You could probably shoe horn any horizontal shaft twin in there with enough work.


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 11:32 AM

DOH!  Didnt even think about checking that first.  Nope, looks like the courage is a vertical shaft motor. 

 

Guess that answers that.

 

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 12:32 PM

But if it's this engine, the price will be very good

 

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 01:03 PM

IMO the Kohler Courage engine is not one of Kohlers best engines but at that price you could buy and maybe sell engine or trade for another engine.

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 05:43 PM

IMO the Kohler Courage engine is not one of Kohlers best engines but at that price you could buy and maybe sell engine or trade for another engine.

:ditto: Good price if getting entire mower, Parts is Parts. Main problem with these engines, especially the early one's (pre 2008), is with the case top. Apparently the bolts were not lock tighten, and work loose allowing no support to the case sides. Crank and balance gears move around breaking the thin case. :wallbanging:  If you decide to purchase, remove flywheel and lock tight the bolts, as this will help prolong the life of the engine. Good luck.    






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